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Game Creation => Miscellaneous => Topic started by: Momeka on March 18, 2013, 05:33:28 PM

Title: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Momeka on March 18, 2013, 05:33:28 PM
Momeka's Gameboy MixCart

To challenge myself a bit I figured I'll give home brewing Gameboy games a try. My goal is to make a couple of arcade-ish small games which will be collected in this thread. I'll also release the source codes for each project once it's finished.

Current Project:
Hoag's Phantoms
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Download current build v0.2 (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2123728/Hoag%20V0.2.zip)

I'm starting small with a space shoot em up. It will only have one level and a boss fight. So far the game have a menu and a player that can move around on a scrolling background. Next step will be to look up how the window layer works and set up an ui. After that I'll move on to enemies and shooting.

Note that you will need an emulator (http://bgb.bircd.org/) to play the game.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2123728/Image%20Dump/HoagMenu.gif) (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2123728/Image%20Dump/HoagGame-01.gif)
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Archem on March 18, 2013, 06:00:25 PM
Ok, I'm interested.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: drenrin2120 on March 18, 2013, 07:55:52 PM
awesome. I'm watching
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: ellie-is on March 19, 2013, 12:41:32 AM
That's definitely a very nice plan. I can't wait to see what you can come up with, I love it when people create indie games for older systems.

And oh, if you don't mind the criticism, I'd greatly reduce the number of stars you have there. It feels kind of cluttered, and it'll probably get worse when you add  enemies.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Archem on March 19, 2013, 12:52:57 AM
Or maybe use a dimmer color.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Momeka on March 19, 2013, 02:23:52 AM
And oh, if you don't mind the criticism, I'd greatly reduce the number of stars you have there. It feels kind of cluttered, and it'll probably get worse when you add  enemies.

I don't mind criticism at all. I shall see what I can do about it.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Momeka on March 20, 2013, 03:28:59 AM
Worked a bit on the hud last night. So far it only displays the players life.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2123728/Image%20Dump/Hud.png)
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: fruckert on March 20, 2013, 04:59:07 PM
Assembly makes my head explode.
You, sir, have my respect.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Momeka on March 21, 2013, 03:01:07 AM
Assembly makes my head explode.
You, sir, have my respect.

It's actually C with Gameboy developers kit (http://gbdk.sourceforge.net/).
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: fruckert on March 21, 2013, 03:51:37 AM
It's actually C with Gameboy developers kit (http://gbdk.sourceforge.net/).
Oooh, I didn't know that existed.
Sounds like fun :3
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Momeka on March 26, 2013, 08:44:08 AM
Haven't been able to work that much on it the last couple of days. But I added shooting last night and gonna get started on enemies sometime soon.

Also my flashcart finally arrived today and the game runs fine on the Gameboy color.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2123728/Image%20Dump/HoagGBC.png)

Haven't been able to test it on an original Gameboy yet since mine seems to have died after years of collecting dust.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Meiscool on March 26, 2013, 09:08:34 AM
I had no idea you could do thinks like this. Pretty cool. Make me want to remake my game for a ds flash cart now or something.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: fruckert on March 26, 2013, 08:11:20 PM
I had no idea you could do thinks like this. Pretty cool. Make me want to remake my game for a ds flash cart now or something.
There was a person a while back who made an RPG for the DS for some sort of hacker convention contest.
As I remember, it used almost exclusively XP RTP resources.
It's also open source (http://www.liranuna.com/tales-of-dagur-sources-release/).
So that's cool.
I haven't looked at the source, though, so I don't know how coherent it is.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Momeka on March 28, 2013, 03:34:44 AM
Updated the latest build. It now contains the hud, shooting (A button on the Gameboy) and a bit more responsive menu.

Also tested the game on a friends original Gameboy and it runs smoothly on it. Although it's a tad bit hard to see what the hell is going on.

I had no idea you could do thinks like this. Pretty cool. Make me want to remake my game for a ds flash cart now or something.

That would be cool. Although probably a bit annoying redoing all your work.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Momeka on July 14, 2013, 08:39:15 AM
Well the work on the shoot em up have slowed down lately as I've had my hands full with other stuff.

But I decided to join the GBJam (http://gbjam.net/) this week to see if I could manage to finish a gb game in a week. And I did! I kept
the gameplay stupid simple in case I would run into unexpected problems along the way.

Anyway here is the results:

(http://i.imgur.com/HArI1PR.png)

You play as a spy as he makes his way into the enemy base to collect as much data as he can; but don't get too greedy, because he needs to get
out before the timer runs out and the enemy back up arrives.

Credits:
Game by: Fredrik Brundin
Additional Art: Dominic Buchholz

[Download] (http://www.momeka.com/Games/Espionage.zip)
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Archem on July 14, 2013, 11:41:18 AM
I love that logo.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: fruckert on July 14, 2013, 03:07:22 PM
Nice artwork, dude.
I'll give the game a look in a bit.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: ellie-is on July 14, 2013, 03:12:22 PM
Looks pretty cool. I'll give it a try when I have a computer again, which could take a couple weeks or a full year.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Momeka on July 16, 2013, 05:05:18 AM
Thanks guys, the title screen is all Dominic.

Gonna see if I can make another game for  this (http://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php/topic,7624.0.html). Not sure if I will have enough time though. Got three projects due september at work :/
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Archem on July 16, 2013, 11:47:00 AM
Oh yeah. How is Dom?
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: fruckert on July 16, 2013, 03:53:02 PM
...I thought you WERE Dom.
My bad!

ed: After reading the topic more, yeah, how the **** did I make that mistake?

Yeah, how is he?
I remember us not getting along, but hey, times change.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Momeka on July 17, 2013, 01:56:33 AM
Dom is doing all right, he's starting collage life soon. Man, they grow up so fast :*D
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Momeka on November 26, 2013, 07:09:40 AM
Anyone wants to deal with these bots invading my thread?

Edit: Thanks.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Zoltar on September 28, 2014, 11:17:56 AM
So you can hack gameboy cartriges ? How? What kind of hardware? Or is it software?
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Prpl_Mage on September 28, 2014, 05:53:24 PM
It's actually C with Gameboy developers kit (http://gbdk.sourceforge.net/).

I think this is what he uses.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Momeka on September 29, 2014, 02:09:53 AM
Yeah no hacking. I'm writing it in C using GBDK, then I'll feed all the codes into an assembler and linker to get a rom file. To run it on the gameboy I just put the rom on a flash cartridge.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Zoltar on September 29, 2014, 10:06:36 AM
Yeah no hacking. I'm writing it in C using GBDK, then I'll feed all the codes into an assembler and linker to get a rom file. To run it on the gameboy I just put the rom on a flash cartridge.

That...Sounds complicated.   _sweat_  So you can add whatever codes and pics you want? Sounds pretty awesome. I heard about C once. It's hard to learn right? Kinda like game maker?
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Momeka on September 29, 2014, 01:08:04 PM
That...Sounds complicated.   _sweat_  So you can add whatever codes and pics you want? Sounds pretty awesome. I heard about C once. It's hard to learn right? Kinda like game maker?

Not that much more complicated than coding for something else. And yeah, it's a bit like scripting for gamemaker except it's all you do.

Wouldn't say it's that much harder than learning anything else. Just keep at it and you will get better. And there is plenty of resources online to help you out.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Zoltar on October 05, 2014, 12:28:23 PM
Not that much more complicated than coding for something else. And yeah, it's a bit like scripting for gamemaker except it's all you do.

Wouldn't say it's that much harder than learning anything else. Just keep at it and you will get better. And there is plenty of resources online to help you out.

Maybe I'll look into it. It'd be fun to hack old Final Fantasy games. Hey is there something like that for the Game Boy Advance and DS too??  :o
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Prpl_Mage on October 05, 2014, 01:22:46 PM
Maybe I'll look into it. It'd be fun to hack old Final Fantasy games. Hey is there something like that for the Game Boy Advance and DS too??  :o

Not sure if the same type of program exist but there are several hack / hex softwares out there for most games. For example there are plenty of pokemon modifiers, trainer edits and so on that are a bit more user friendly, kinda like rpgm. I made a version of pkmn emerald with only wild jigglypuffs and every area had snow.
Title: Re: Momeka's Gameboy MixCart
Post by: Momeka on October 05, 2014, 02:28:55 PM
Yeah, what purp said, you can't hack roms with GBDK.

As for developing to advance and ds, it's possible. I just haven't looked into it that much so can't tell you were to begin looking.